Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature
Haruo Shirane’s fields of interest are Japanese literature, visual culture, and cultural history, with particular focus on intertextuality and language, text/image relations, popular and elite subcultures, and culture and power.
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: (212) 854-1526
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Phone: (212) 854-1525
Jungwon Kim specializes in gender, family, and legal history of Chosŏn Korea (1392-1910), including women’s writings, ritual and expression of emotions, and the use of legal archives.
MA Program Co-Director
Phone: (212) 854-5027
Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature, Film, and Media Studies
Ying Qian’s fields of interest are in Chinese literature, cinema and media studies, including documentary cinema in comparative perspectives, experience and memory of China’s revolutions and socialism, and writing, translation and filmmaking in China’s multi-lingual and multi-ethnic border regions and among the Chinese diaspora.
Gregory Pflugfelder specializes in Japanese history and gender studies, with an emphasis on cultural history; the history of gender, sexuality, and the body; and constructions of monstrosity.
Director of Academic Administration and Finance
Phone: (212) 854-5028
Phone: (212) 854-3811
Financial and Administrative Assistant
Phone: (212) 854-1207